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TEXTalk calendar FEB 2 Groundhog Day FEB 3 Super Bowl Sunday FEB 10 Chinese New Year FEB 12 Mardi Gras FEB 14 Valentine’s Day FEB 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day FEB 18 President’s Day FEB 20 Love Your Pet Day FEB 23 National Dog Biscuit Day

American Heart Month National Pet Dental Health Month Black History Month Library Lovers Month Children’s Dental Health Month Responsible Pet Owners Month FEBRUARY 6 Fort Hood’s Bi-Annual Hood Howdy Hood Howdy is a Newcomer’s Information Fair conducted by the ACS Relocation Readiness Program in partnership with Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation. “Saddle up for the ride” is the theme, featuring a Texas-style welcome. More than 150 agencies and businesses provide information on local programs, activities, housing, emergency services, commissary and medical services. Family and MWR agencies are available to discuss their services, such as financial counseling, recreational activities, job search assistance and Child Youth School Services. For those with specific concerns or questions, one-onone information is available. Newcomers are given the opportunity to win prizes. Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Free. Club Hood, Bldg. 5746, 24th Street & Tank Destroyer Blvd., Fort Hood

FEBRUARY 6-8 Bell County PRCA Rodeo Tickets are available at the Expo Center business office, Texas Box Office outlets including or charge by phone 512.477.6060. Adult: $17 reserved, $15 general admission; kids 12 & under: $14 reserved, $11 general admission. Family 4-Pack: $12 reserved, $10 general admission. Time: 7:30 p.m. each night. 26


Bell County Expo Center, 301 Texas 121 Loop, Belton FEBRUARY 7-16 Caroline, Or Change It is 1963 in Lake Charles, La., and Caroline is a single mother of four working as a black maid for a white Jewish family in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. When money turns up missing, fragile friendships are threatened and Caroline, resistant to change, must face the reality of the evolving world around her. Feb.7-8 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.; Feb. 14-15 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Adults $20; seniors/military $18, and students $15. For more information call 254.526.9090. Vives Les Arts Theatre, 3201 S. W.S. Young Dr., Killeen

FEBRUARY 7 A Knight at the Races This virtual 10-race program, food, fun and a silent auction is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 9930. Individual horse sales (name your horse, owner and jockey) and race sponsorships are available. Sponsors can name their race. Donations of items or gift certificates for the silent auction are accepted until Feb. 6. Funds raised are used to support the community. For more information or to purchase horses, sponsor a race or donate items, call Ed Szeman at 254.698.6539 or Charlie Fitzpatrick at 254.289.2140. Time: 6–9 p.m. St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center, 2412 Stillhouse Lake Rd., Harker Heights

FEBRUARY 7 Go Red For Women Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For 10 years the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. FEBRUARY 8 Salado on the Rocks Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime,

and a shot of Salado! Late-night shopping, dining and signature mixed drinks. Time: 5-9 p.m. For more information call 254.947.8634 or email Downtown Salado

FEBRUARY 14 Red Dirt Mardi Gras featuring Casey Donahew Band It’s the Fourth Annual Red Dirt Mardi Gras featuring the Casey Donahew Band with special guests Roger Creager and Bart Crow. Time: 7:30 p.m. General admission “festival style” (no chairs on floor) tickets are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show, plus service charge. Tickets are available at Bell County Expo Center Box Office and Texas Box Office Outlets including select HEB stores. Bell County Expo Center, 301 Texas 121 Loop, Belton

FEBRUARY 15 Red Neck Nationals Mud, Truck, and Tractor Pull Rev up for the 4x4 Hot Rod Mud Bog and Truck N’ Tractor Pull. There will also be flat track motorcycle and outlaw lawn mower racing. For more information on tickets or times, visit www.badboysofracing. com. Bell County Expo Center, 301 Texas 121 Loop, Belton

FEBRUARY 21-23 Temple Area Builders Association Home & Garden Show See the latest in home and garden design. Doors are open from 6–9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Sunday. Bell County Expo Center, 301 Texas 121 Loop, Belton

February 22 Harker Heights Kiwanis Pancake Supper This event raises funds for local scholarships and children’s programs. All-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Adults $6, children under 12– $4.

TexAppeal February 2014  

TexAppeal February 2014 Edition

TexAppeal February 2014  

TexAppeal February 2014 Edition